Get ready to dance the night away: Robins, Air Force set to celebrate milestone anniversaries Published Aug. 29, 2016 By Angela Woolen Robins Public Affairs ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- To celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s birthday, the 69th annual Air Force Anniversary Ball will be held Sept. 17 at the Museum of Aviation Century of Flight Hangar from 6 to 10 p.m. During the gala, Robins will celebrate its 75 years of power projection platform with a video. Sept. 1, 1941 was the official groundbreaking for the construction of Robins Air Force Base. “The main purpose of the event is to get out and about to meet new people,” said Capt. Cody Butler, Robins Air Force Anniversary Ball chairman. New this year will be a combination of low and high top tables instead of just low, formal tables. It should be more conducive to mingling. “This new format should make it less stuffy. They should enjoy it. It’s a party,” Butler said. Music will be provided by DJ Lee and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. “We go by three principles: great food, great music and great fun,” he added. A local high school Junior ROTC program will have a drill performance and a sabre arch. There will also be door prizes. This year will feature a shorter program to allow for more of a relaxed atmosphere and there will be eight cash bars scattered around the hangar. The attire is still formal, with military wearing mess dress. Tickets will be sold through unit POCs and every Thursday at the Heritage Club lobby from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prices are $25 for E6 and below and $35 for all others. For more information contact Staff Sgt. Vanessa Barron at DSN 201-5568 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is open to active duty, retirees, community partners and civil service workers. Butler said they are expecting between 600 to 800 people to attend the ball.